When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the tri-state area, The WNET Group pivoted its programming on four stations to support remote learning for students at home. Two new programs, Let's Learn NYC! and NJTV Learning Live, were created on THIRTEEN and NJTV, while WLIW21 and WLIW World featured a rotating educational programming block, and Camp TV, an immersive "day camp experience from your living room," was produced to entertain and educate young children during the summer months.
The number of broadcast viewers who tuned in for Let’s Learn NYC! and NJTV Learning Live.
The estimated number of classrooms The WNET Group’s at-home learning programming served. With an estimated 250K+ New Jersey students lacking access to the internet, WNET’s offerings helped those who needed it most.
200 Hours | 200 Teachers
NJTV and the New Jersey Department of Education co-produced NJTV Learning Live for Grades 3-6, which reached 99% of the Garden State.
Let’s Learn NYC!, produced in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, featured 70 hours of lessons for children in 3K – second grade from teachers throughout the public school system.
Twenty-two content partners, including The New York Public Library, The New Victory Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bedtime Math, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Memphis Zoo, contributed to Camp TV, which was distributed through Wavelength to 43 PBS stations.
As a mom who teaches AND homeschools her child, I really appreciate these #NJTVLearningLive lessons!– Sherrie W.
I love the new programming. My son has difficulty with being still for long periods on a tablet. The TV programming does so much better for him.– Parent, on Let's Learn NYC!